Listening Session Series: The Role of Prevention Professionals in Supporting People of Color – 2

February 23, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Event
Pacific Southwest PTTC (region 9)

The Role of Prevention Professionals in Supporting People of Color – Part 2

A Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center Listening Series

Listening Session Series Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the historical issues of social injustice and structural racism. In response, a number of organizations hosted webinars and learning communities discussing health equity and its relationship to the substance misuse prevention field and the implementation of best practices and programs. As we move further into 2021, it’s important to remember that these issues have NOT changed. Our work is NOT done.

This listening session series is designed for two audiences: 1) Prevention practitioners who are in leadership positions; and 2) All other prevention professionals working in the field of prevention. The purpose of the sessions is to create a space to truly evaluate the role of prevention professionals in addressing structural racism and in supporting people of color.

Please download the handout, Structural Racism and Supporting People of Color: The Role of Prevention ProfessionalsThis will be used to guide the conversation and to discuss the practical application of the recommendations outlined. Also, you may like to listen to our archived webinars prior to the listening session series:

Feel free to attend one or both listening sessions. Come prepared to share your thoughts and engage in meaningful discussion.

Listening Session Part 1 – Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm Pacific:
We will focus on the role of those in leadership positions within the substance misuse prevention field in supporting people of color.
Register For Part 1 Here

Listening Session Part 2 – Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm Pacific:
We will focus on the role of all substance misuse prevention professionals in supporting people of color.
Register For Part 2 Here


Community and state-level prevention practitioners, tribes, allied health partners and community members located in the Pacific Southwest states and jurisdictions of American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.


Nicole Augustine

Nicole Augustine, MPH, MCHES, PS received her B.A. in Sociology from Cornell University and her Master of Public Health from The George Washington University School of Public Health. She is a passionate public health practitioner, dedicated to the utilization of evidence-based strategies because Prevention Works! With a background in sociology and public health, Nicole constantly evaluates human behavior through the lens of a sociocultural perspective. Utilizing this frame of thought, she provides technical assistance to communities as they address the root causes of substance misuse issues.

Dates and Times

States and American Samoa
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
04:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m.  Mountain
03:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.  Pacific
01:00 p.m. – 02:00 p.m.  Hawaii
12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m. American Samoa

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Republic of the Marshall Islands
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pohnpei and Kosrae
09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
08:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m. Republic of Palau

Cost: Free

Certificates of Attendance:

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 1.0 hour for participating in each live event.

Questions?  Please contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ( for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Janet Porter at (

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